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The Hacker News Habit
I have an addiction. More accurately it’s a pesky bad habit I uncovered during a period of self-examination while on sabbatical – I love, excessively, the…
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Source Serif Italics are here!
At long last, Source Serif gets its Italics. This significant update to the Source family is available here on Typekit and also open source on GitHub . When…
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Filmmaker Wim Wenders Explains How Mobile Phones Have Killed Photography
in Film, Photography , Technology | August 7th, 2018 11 Comments Advertisement Smartphones have made us all photographers — or maybe they've made it so that…
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22 hours ago
Modern horror films are finding their scares in dead phone batteries
About halfway through Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning directorial debut Get Out , protagonist Chris Washington (played by Black Panther ’s underused Daniel…
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Critique and maeover: Bird timing
Today’s poster comes courtesy of contributor Carolyn Bauer. Her work has been featured before , and I’m pleased she liked the experience enough to come back for…
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30 Easy Recipes for College Students
30 Easy Recipes for College Students It’s that time again! Time to settle in for the semester and really hit the books. But don’t let food take a back seat. You…
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ISMB 2018 (Chicago): Summary of Interesting Talks/Posters
Why : Current graph mapping in protein structural comparison ignores sequence order of residues. Residues distant in sequence but close in 3D space are more…
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A New Chapter – Cassidy James Blaede – Medium
tl;dr I’m going full-time at elementary My Career at System76 In 2013 I was looking for a new high end laptop to help with my elementary contributions — I…
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Environmental science can use better graphics
Mike A. pointed me to two animated maps made by Caltech researchers published in LiveScience ( here ). The first map animation shows the rise and fall of water…
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5 thoughts on self-help
This week vlogger Leena Norms included Steal Like An Artist on her list of “ Top 10 Self Help Books that ACTUALLY HELP .” I was especially taken with her…
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Paige Icardi
Paige Icardi Home cook, future yoga teacher Posted August 16, 2018 Filed under: chef mac Who are you, and what do you do? Hi! My name is Paige Icardi. What I do…
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2 days ago
Occasionally, Microbiologists use Macroscopes...
by Christoph If you'd ask people around you which hand tool characterizes a professional microbiologist, they would probably come up with the microscope. Much…
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100 Words
Sunday, August 12, 2018 100 Words You are not the person you were yesterday. Tomorrow that difference and growth will continue. That’s why you must write. From…
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How Unpaywall is transforming open science
Jason Priem (left) and Heather Piwowar helped to develop Unpaywall. Credit: Brian Glanz/Open Science Fed./ CC BY After being kicked out of a hotel conference…
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How a Transplanted Face Transformed a Young Woman’s Life
This story is difficult to look at. Yet we are asking you to go on the remarkable journey of how a young woman received a face transplant because it reveals…
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Why You Should (And Shouldn’t) Join a Startup - atrium
Share this article! I’ve spent my entire professional career in the startup space. After a couple successes (and more than a couple failures), I’ve determined…
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3 days ago
Is your PhD stuck on Mars? Apply the Martian Method
Ever felt stuck? All researchers, no matter how experienced, get stuck sometimes, but during your PhD, when the clock is ticking, getting stuck is very…
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3 days ago
Cómo fuimos la primera startup chilena en quedar en Y Combinator
Si quedábamos, nos llamarían a las 18:30. Si no, recibiríamos un mail a las 19:00. 18:30: Los cuatro mirando el celular en una cafetería de Mountain View.…
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3 days ago
Penn Jillette on Magic and the Alleged Trump Celebrity Apprentice Tapes
Photo: Bobby Doherty The long and successful career of Penn Jillette, the bigger half (physically and personality-wise) of the magic duo Penn & Teller, itself…
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3 days ago
The Abortions We Don’t Talk About: Six Slate Women Tell Their Stories.
W hen Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court’s crucial swing vote on many matters, announced his plan to retire last month, it was suddenly clear that Roe…
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4 days ago
When You are Sane, You Practice #Science & are Subsequently Forgotten; When You Go Mad, You Practice #Art & Achieve Immortality
Eugèn Gabritschevsky was born 1893 into a comfortable family of scientists from Imperial Russia. His father was a renowned bacteriologist, who had worked with…
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4 days ago
Comparison of genetic algorithm and Monte Carlo tree search for logP optimisation
What have I done? 1. Inspired by this and this study I have implemented graph-based crossover and mutation algorithms and hooked then up to a basic genetic…
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Geoff Ralston and Adora Cheung Discuss Startup School
Geoff Ralston and Adora Cheung are both partners at YC. This episode is about Startup School . It’s a free, online course we’re offering that starts on August…
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Zbiotics says it’s bioengineered a hangover cure
Y Combinator backed Zbiotics has spend two years developing what they’re billing as the world’s first genetically engineered probiotic. The startup’s initial…
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Opinion | Rules Won’t Save Twitter. Values Will.
This week, Alex Jones, the persistently mendacious conspiracy-theory spouter — yeah, that’s a real job in 2018 — finally became the ultimate swipe left of the…
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Haley Rose Smith
Haley Rose Smith Android engineer, tech lead (Slack) Posted August 14, 2018 Filed under: developer mac software Who are you, and what do you do? I'm Haley, and…
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People Start Hating Their Jobs at Age 35
Jean Prince was 50 when she started working for a U.K. tech company near Cambridge as a technical author, writing software documentation. “I felt extremely…
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The Total Beginner's Guide to Game AI
Jump to content Artificial Intelligence All Categories Audio Business Game Design Industry Programming Visual Arts GameDev Unboxed All Events Game Developers…
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The changing landscape of sequencing platforms that underpin genome assembly
From Flickr user itsrick208 . CC BY-NC 2.0 In my last blog post I looked at the the amazing growth over the last two decades in publications that relate to…
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Arduino Game Boy Printer Emulator - West McGowan
Brian Khuu ( mofosyne ) created an Arduino powered Game Boy Printer emulator; after picking up a couple of Game Boy Camera’s and finding a bunch of images on…
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4 days ago
Text-Only NPR.org : How Poker Player Annie Duke Used Gender Stereotypes To Win Matches
Text-Only NPR.org (go to full version ) Home > Program: All Things Considered How Poker Player Annie Duke Used Gender Stereotypes To Win Matches By Shankar…
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Maria Konnikova Shows Her Cards
As a science writer at The New Yorker , Maria Konnikova, 34, focuses on the brain, and the weird and interesting ways people use their brains. Dr. Konnikova is…
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4 days ago
What are your rituals related to self-care or introspection?
Big community funding update ! You can help ! What are your rituals related to self-care or introspection? August 13, 2018 7:07 AM Subscribe I’d like to add…
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4 days ago
Uncommon Ground - Too Lazy To Write A Book
“I hate you, Dad.” I’ve heard this line more than a few times over the last few years, typically directed at me by my teenage son and most often followed by a…
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4 days ago
It’s Easier to Leave the Solar System Than to Reach the Sun
NASA / Reuters In a very short time, we human beings have seeded our corner of the universe with all kinds of signs of our existence. We have flung hundreds of…
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The Scientist Who Scrambled Darwin’s Tree of Life
Credit Illustration by Michael Houtz On Nov. 3, 1977, a new scientific revolution was heralded to the world — but it came cryptically, in slightly confused…
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Jorge Luis Borges interview
“Merely a Man of Letters” Philosophy and Literature 1 (1977): 337-41. www.denisdutton.com On April 14, 1976, Denis Dutton and Michael Palencia-Roth, both…
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A New Citizen Decides to Leave the Tumult of Trump’s America
Illustration by Eleni Kalorkoti I have been thinking lately about a letter that I received from President Barack Obama in the fall of 2011. In it, he offered me…
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5 days ago
The Best Game Boy Games Under $10
The Best Game Boy Games Under $10 Looking to start or build up your classic Game Boy collection? This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which…
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What To Do When You Run Out of a Cherished Symbiont?
by Elio Figure 1. Cicadas are coming! Source . The answer is easy: pick up another one. This happens with the cicadas , those noisy insects that have been in…
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5 days ago
USA Temperature: can I sucker you?
Suppose I wanted to convince people that temperature in the USA wasn’t going up, it was going down. What would I show? Let’s try yearly average temperature in…
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Dolphin Emulator
On the Dolphin Forums , one of the more common questions that come up is " How come I can emulate this Wii game just fine but this GameCube game is slow? "…
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5 days ago
You could have invented that Bluetooth attack
A serious bluetooth bug has received quite a bit of attention lately. It’s a great find by Biham and Newman. Given BLE’s popularity in the patch-averse IoT…
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Making random molecules one atom at a time
I'm trying to make my own version of ChemTS , which uses a recurrent neural network to generate molecules (SMILES string) and Monte Carlo tree search to…
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6 days ago
Universal basic income hasn’t made me rich. But my life is more enriching | Tuomas Muraja
‘Atypical employment relationships are on the increase, and our social security system has become outdated.’Photograph: Maskot/Getty Images/Maskot T he Finnish…
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Doing a PhD with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Anecdotally I know that there are many PhD candidates out there with ASD: Autism spectrum disorder . I have quite a few family members and friends who are not…
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6 days ago
A new unit of academic publication on Twitter – Fermat's Library – Medium
Papers are the preferred medium for academic publishing in many fields. They are usually a few pages long and quite dense pieces of text with lots of compressed…
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6 days ago
Interview With an Old Person: Eleanor Tom Jaynes, 91, on Living in Hawaii During Pearl Harbor
Eleanor Tom Jaynes. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo from Eleanor Tom Jaynes. Having met so many 80-plus-year-olds in possession of a bottomless well of…
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Text-Only NPR.org : A Songwriting Mystery Solved: Math Proves John Lennon Wrote 'In My Life'
Text-Only NPR.org (go to full version ) Home > Program: Weekend Edition Saturday A Songwriting Mystery Solved: Math Proves John Lennon Wrote 'In My Life' By…
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Street Photography and Photographing Children
Imagine, you’re partaking in Pedestrian Sunday at Kensington Market on a sunny summer afternoon in Toronto, Canada, walking around with your Fuji X100F in hand…
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7 days ago
IPPAWARDS | iPhone Photography Awards | 2018 Photographers of the Year
2018 Winning Photographs Jashim Salam Bangladesh Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year Displaced “ Rohingya children watching an awareness film about…
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7 days ago
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
Pictures are supposed to be worth a thousand words. But a picture unaccompanied by words may not mean anything at all. Do pictures provide evidence? And if so,…
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From Errol Morris, a list of 10 things you should know about truth & photography
In 2011, writer and filmmaker Errol Morris summarized the main points in Believing Is Seeing , his book on the nature of truth, belief, and reality in…
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7 days ago
How Shanties and Songs of the Sea Helped Me Weather the Storm of Depression | Blair Thornburgh
There is no express contraindication to attending a sea shanty festival two days after quitting heavy mood stabilizers. But medical science notwithstanding,…
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7 days ago
See No Evil
by Miriam Posner Software helps companies coordinate the supply chains that sustain global capitalism. How does the code work—and what does it conceal? The Port…
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7 days ago
Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet
Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet $8.55 recipe / $2.14 serving Jump to Recipe Salsa is my secret weapon on busy nights. It’s a one stop shop for adding tons of…
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7 days ago
Timex Expedition Scout Review (or Why Watches Are Kind of Like Paper)
I know, I know—The Cramped is about analogue writing tools, not watches. But this post isn’t about watches, not really. It’s about choosing simple tools that do…
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7 days ago
The Best and Worst Ways to Store Extension Cords
We’ve spent dozens of hours researching and testing the best extension cords , and along the way we’ve picked up tips from experts in consumer safety,…
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7 days ago
How to Pick the Best Extension Cord at the Hardware Store
The extension cords you’ll find for sale online are better quality and cost less than the ones generally stocked at brick-and-mortar hardware stores. If you can…
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7 days ago
Maize Wallin
Maize Wallin Composer, sound designer, audio programmer Posted August 09, 2018 Filed under: audio windows Who are you, and what do you do? I'm Maize ! I'm a…
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8 days ago
A PhD should be about improving society, not chasing academic kudos | Julian Kircherr
‘Most academic work is shared only with a particular scientific community, rather than policymakers or businesses, which makes it entirely disconnected from…
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8 days ago
The $250 Biohack That’s Revolutionizing Life With Diabetes - Bloomberg
When her daughter, Sydney, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 8, Kate Farnsworth stopped sleeping through the night. She’d set the alarm for 3 a.m. so…
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9 days ago
Photography Composition: The Definitive Guide - Beautiful Pictures
This article summarizes all my knowledge, experience and 6 months of work. I believe, anyone, newbie or pro, could find some new useful info inside of it. There…
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10 days ago
Uses This / Laura Hall
Laura Hall Artist, writer, puzzle and game designer Posted August 07, 2018 Filed under: artist designer game mac writer Who are you, and what do you do? My name…
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11 days ago
Jorge Allende: “Aquí estamos, al pie del cañón”
Autor: Vie 13 Jul 2018 | 06:35 pm Bioquímico. Premio Nacional de Ciencias Naturales 1992. 83 años. “Sigo trabajando porque me gusta lo que estoy haciendo,…
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11 days ago
Bootable CD + retro game in a tweet
A few years ago, I crafted a bootable floppy disk and a retro game which fitin a tweet. Since then, Twitter doubled the length of tweets, so I decided…
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11 days ago
The Microbial Life Exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
by Scott Chimileski Figure 1. Title wall. In late 2015, I wrote an STC post about plans for a microbial exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.…
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11 days ago
NewTech '98
Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change Neil Postman Denver, Colorado, March 27, 1998 Good morning your Eminences and Excellencies, ladies, and…
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12 days ago
Managers who brag about their stress and exhaustion don’t need our applauds
Stock photography of fake tired people is also kinda exhausting! Managers used to be the object of envy for their leisurely workday. Maybe it included showing…
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12 days ago
Why it is not a ‘failure’ to leave academia
Credit: Adapted from Getty As a PhD student in my final year, I find it demoralizing and frustrating to be constantly reminded of the bleak job prospects in…
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